I present you The List of Personal Development Blogs that I encountered while surfing the web (by googling, guest posting, in social media and by chance). Around 400 blogs are primarily ranked by domain name (in alphabetical order). As you will see, the table is downloadable and dynamic. That means you can sort by any column.
e.g. if you search for blogs that publish guest posts, click on ‘Guest post’ column to find fulfilled columns faster (many fields are not filled and probably won’t publish your post – wow, let me know if I missed something)
P.s. If you’re interested to see/analyze large sites only (ranked by traffic, Alexa or Google, I recommend to see top 100 blogs here).
A quick analysis shows there are far more female blog founders (almost 2/3 of all) than male. Congrats ladies! Maybe I just found such pattern that doesn`t reflect the truth. There are some issues that could be discussed.
F & M
HOW TO USE
The table is user-friendly. And it’s tricky hard to master. After seeing the table, you need to Pick and Read, Learn, Apply and Spread.
If you find it useful, I definitely recommend you download it and save it. (Otherwise you will forget where you saw it. You probably already know now: tomorrow is the first day to forget the past).
If you like reading posts, you might need this list after a while. It`s nice that you come here, but it`s better to save it on your computer (backups are always useful). Don’t forget to click on the top of the column to enable sorting.
EXPLANATIONS for some columns
In the Contact column you can find blogger’s e-mail (not an e-mail from quest bloggers) or a link to the contact form.
To me, socializing seems a good way of sharing pretty good contents and bloggers opinions/experiences with others. Yes, it’s only another way to spread a positive word and to direct those who don’t know where to seek.
I chose one social media to reflect socializing. You may find others as well and like them, follow the thumb, and then pay attention to get ‘notifications’ from them.
The founder might be active or not, they might have regular contributors or they publish many guest posts by random authors.
There are the sites where posts are written by lots of authors (like magazines, directories). I marked them with “lots” in the Author column. In the same column, if there is the number (1 or sometimes 2), it means there are 1 or 2 authors (99% founders).
A convenient info (not link) to blogger’s “About” page. Let the blogger introduce you the topics that are covered, why the blog was founded, what is its purpose, etc.
On some sites I found testimonials from readers or service users. If you have your own opinion, it might be a good test of your writing skills if you write a testimonial. Or if you are a blogger, and you wish to make contact this way, just go ahead.
I use this field to write my own opinions and remarks. You can do the same (just download the table).
e.g. for ‘funny blog’, main topic covered and interested to me, blog country, other non PD topics covered, non-active, UNcopyrighted blog (I simply love it to be UN… like unsquared).
Are you a first time PD BLOG READER?
I could recommend you some cool blogs, but I won’t. What has worked for me, probably won’t work for you. We all have different paths.
I believe the best way is to simply pick what suits you most (it might be the name of the founder). Don’t give up after reading 3 blogs. Go on. The sky is not the limit. Pick and read until you find “the lost stone”.
P.s. To avoid the forgetfulness make reminders. There is still place on the fridge. I know there is. I can see it. Make reminders in your outlook or wall calendar. Do it wherever possible. They will remind you not to forget reading these blogs. Oh, and you can also subscribe to bloggers news, so that they will remind you themselves. Or write to them (write not spam).
KIT (as seen on)
Code of the link to the page with badge on your website:
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mat (at) joyreminder (dot) com (for creative feedbacks and incentive jokes)
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